Mr. Mark Pierce
Office Hours: Before School, B Lunch
This course is an accelerated course preparing students for enrollment in pre-calculus. Algebra 2 and Trigonometry are studied in-depth. Application of mathematics to the physical world will be stressed. Problem solving skills are also emphasizes throughout the course. Students will also continue to learn to use technology (TI-83 calculators) to aid them in problem solving.
Algebra and Trigonometry by Houghton Mifflin.
Students will be provided a textbook for home use. If your textbook is lost or damaged you will be issued another book and be charged for the lost or damaged one. A classroom textbook will also be provided. Do NOT write in any textbook.
Materials Required Daily:
1. Notebook – for keeping daily notes
2. 8 ½ “ x 11” paper – for assignments
3. Pencils or pens
4. Assignment Calendar
Assignments and Grading:
All Tests, Quizzes, and Assignments will receive a percent value. Quarter grades are determined by taking 50% of the Test % score average, 30% of the Quiz % score average, and 20% of the Assignment % score average. Semester grades are determined by taking 40% of the 1st quarter grade, 40% of the 2nd quarter grade, and 20% Semester Final Exam. Letter grades use the following chart:
90% - above = A
80% - 89% = B
70% - 79% = C
60% - 69% = D
59% - below = F
This is a mastery learning classroom. If you score below 70% on a test, you may retake a similar test during a lunch period on a teacher assigned date.
Absence – Make-Up Policy:
1. Students with excused absences will be allowed as many days to make-up work as they were absent.
2. The student is personally responsible for assignments missed and completing that work in the designated time.
3. Sweep does NOT excuse you from an assignment or any other work done in class.
When the final bell rings you are expected to be in the classroom. Otherwise, you are expected to go quietly and quickly to SWEEP. Remember that Sweep does NOT excuse you from that day’s assignment.
1. Permission will NOT be given during the first ten (10) minutes of class.
2. You may use the classroom pass when an emergency arises after the 10 min.
3. You are expected to return to the classroom within 10 minutes. Do not take side trips.
4. Use good judgment. Do not request to leave the classroom during instructional time but rather during individual study time.
5. All students must sign in and out anytime they have been given permission to leave the classroom.
All district guidelines presented in the student handbook will be followed at all times. General rules:
1. Be ready and willing to work during the whole class period.
2. NO food in classroom except during lunch.
3. NO drinks except water. Please have your water in a closed container to minimize spills.
4. Turn OFF phones and pagers.
Behavior problems will be handled individually according to district guidelines. Any of the following discipline measures may be employed in the classroom:
1. Verbal warning
2. Student/Teacher conference
3. Removal from class
4. Parent conference
5. Referral to Administrator